Arsenal transfer news: Bissouma’s boost, Willian set to leave, Smith-Rowe’s contract situation & Bellerin latest

Arsenal news and gossip is coming in thick and fast and Sportarena is on hand to bring you all the very latest from Emirates stadium.

Yves Bissouma had contact Pepe and Gabriel regarding Gunners move

Arsenal have handed huge boost in pursuit of Yves Bissouma as Mali box-to-box midfielder reportedly held talks with both Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Magalheas concerning his propose switch to Emirates this summer.

The 24-year-old has been in excellent form for Graham Potter’s side this season, scoring twice in 36 appearances across all competitions.

His sublime season at the AMEX attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.

Despite Liverpool and Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton expressed interest in signing the 24-year-old midfielder, who valued at £30m, Mikel Arteta’s side believed they’re close to winning the race for Bissouma’s signature.

However, reports by football.london, now claim that, Bissouma, who has been one of Brighton’s most consistent performers this season, speaks with Gunners duo Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Magalhaes on a regular basis having played together at Lille.

The Gunners see themselves as boasting an advantage in the race for his signature, given that Bissouma’s former Lille teammates Gabriel and Nicolas Pepe are already playing at the Emirates.

Willian wants to leave Arsenal at end of season

Willian is reportedly actively looking to leave Emirates at the end of the season, despite having another two years to run on his big-money deal.

The Brazilian star joined the north London club on a free transfer last summer after failing to agree terms on a contract extension with west London rivals Chelsea.

Willian, who is earn around £150,000-a-week, has struggled in his debut campaign at the Emirates and is now supposedly seeking a way out.

According to The Athletic, the 32-year-old is hoping that another club will show an interest when the transfer window reopens next month.

Willian first goal in Arsenal shirt

Four other Arsenal players are said to be in a similar position, meanwhile with David Luiz, Hector Bellerin, Bernd Leno and Granit Xhaka ready to call it a day in North London.

Arsenal have held talks with Emile Smith-Rowe over a new five-year deal

Arsenal have reportedly begun contract talks with young playmaker Emile Smith-Rowe after an impressive breakthrough season.

In the absence of Mesut Ozil, The End Hale academy graduate injected the creativity the Gunners were craving before snapping up Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid on loan.

The 20-year-old caught the eye since starring in the Boxing Day win over Chelsea, and has looked lively since, even after being shifted out to the left side.

In a reward for his efforts this term, Gunners chief have opened talks with Englishman over a new long-term deal, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The 20-year-old is set to enter the final two years of his current deal this summer, and in order to secure his long-term future and drive his transfer value up, the Gunners are set to offer him a bumper new deal, having done the same with Bukayo Saka last year after he burst onto the scene.

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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin wants PSG move

Hector Bellerin has decided his next destination, with Spaniard star reportedly interes in switch to Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Bellerin, 26, has been heavily linked with a move away from Emirates this summer, with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus reportedly interest in signing the right-back.

PSG are held talks with his agent last summer, but Mikel Arteta is played a key role in remains at Emirates stadium this season.

However, according to the Sport via Fussball Transfers, claimed Bellerin is hoping to make a move French champions this summer.

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The Spaniard, who joined the London club from Barcelona’s La Masia academy in 2011, made 36 appearances for Arsenal this season, in which scoring once and creating four assists.

The right-back, who has a deal with Arsenal to 2023, available for £25million.

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